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3 Things You Should Know About Car Accident Settlements

When you get involved in a car accident, it can be tempting to settle the issue out of court. This would naturally save a lot of time for all of the parties involved. You should remember, however, that it may result in smaller compensation than you may have been entitled to. Going through a more thorough legal process is usually preferable.

Nevertheless, if you are offered the choice to negotiate for a settlement on your car accident, you should be aware of some aspects of the situation. Here are three things you should know about car accident settlements.

On-The-Spot Offers Are A Bad Idea

Car accidents are huge inconveniences to anyone, especially those in a rush trying to get things done. Because of this, it’s not uncommon for involved drivers to want to settle right on the spot. While this does sound like the best offer for anyone who doesn’t have time to spare, it’s important to know the worth of your damages and not settle so hastily. Do not decide on any settlement offers until you’ve been able to get advice from a reliable auto accident attorney.

Was It Really Your Fault?

At times, you may get settlement offers that only cover a percentage of your damages. This is likely because the involved driver or their attorney is holding you liable for being the slightest bit at fault for the accident that occurred. While this isn’t always a bad thing, you shouldn’t agree to partial or any settlements without the advice of an attorney.

Because of this, some drivers, insurance companies, or even police officers may attempt to intimidate you or threaten you to admit to fault. Remember: you are not guilty until proven otherwise. You can never be too sure if anything was your fault until a complete investigation has been done.

You Need Proper Representation ASAP

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: you need the advice of a trustworthy lawyer before you accept or even consider any car accident settlements. By working with an esteemed auto accident attorney, you can be sure that your case will be in good hands. This can increase the chances of you winning your case and getting full compensation for all damages, medical bills, and even your time. That’s why it’s crucial that you find a top-notch law firm that caters to your area and specializes in auto accident cases.

You may feel pressured to accept an offer to settle out of court if you are completely unprepared for legal action. It may be because you failed to gather the information you need to defend yourself later on, or it could be because you do not have legal representation that can help you navigate the case.

To avoid being in tight spots like those, you should seek the help of seasoned legal professionals. Justice Pays is a legal firm that specializes in a variety of personal injury cases and claims, not the least including auto accidents. Our team is determined to pursue justice for the injured. You did not ask to be harmed, so you should not pay what you are owed out of your own pocket. Contact Justice Pays today to learn more about how we can be of help to you.

Attorney David Goldman has a strong belief that everyone should be treated fairly and those with the means should do what they can to bring justice in all areas of our society. That belief has led him to help Florida's injured from being taken advantage of by corporations and insurance companies. Since 1989 David Goldman has been fighting for the rights of Floridians both as an attorney and by personally supporting our community.

3 Things You Should Know About Car Accident Settlements

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